Envisioning Good Design

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Envisioning Good Design

  1. 1. Envisioning Good Design in Lancaster County and Philadelphia APA Pennsylvania Chapter 2010 Annual Conference October 4, 2010 David Rouse, Wallace Roberts & Todd Danny Whittle, Lancaster County Planning Commission Beth Miller, Philadelphia Community Design Collaborative
  2. 2. Points I Will Cover• The intersection between planning and design p g g• Case studies – Lancaster County Comprehensive Plan y p – GreenPlan Philadelphia• Closing thoughts about design in the market
  3. 3. Mega-Scale Design: A Plan for the United StatesSource: Landscape Architecture Magazine, September 2010
  4. 4. Lancaster County Growth Management Framework
  5. 5. Treasured Resources
  6. 6. Treasured Resources
  7. 7. ELANCO Region Future Land Use Map
  8. 8. East Earl / Terre Hill Official MapEast Earl Township Detail of Terre Hill Borough
  9. 9. Growth Area Development
  10. 10. Growth Area Development
  11. 11. The Lancaster County Comprehensive Plan
  12. 12. First & Second Generation Lancaster County Growth Management Plans1993 /1997 2006 Urban Growth Areas Urban Form & Quality of Life Increased Density / Intensity Build Community / Li bl N i hb h d B ild C i Livable Neighborhoods Contain Urban Sprawl Revitalize Existing Communities Preserve Farmland Sustain the Rural Economy / Agricultural Industry Down Zoning Effective Agricultural Zoning Limit Rural Development Maintain Rural Heritage & Character
  13. 13. Balance: Design Policies• Urban Growth Area Strategy gy – Improve the character and form of new development • Mixed uses • Compact, pedestrian-friendly environments Compact • Parks, open space, and trails• Rural Strategy l – Maintain rural character and the rural economy • Concentrate development in rural centers p • Context-sensitive design (e.g., traditional village character)
  14. 14. Balance: Smart Growth Toolbox• Urban Growth Area Strategy – Form Based Development Codes – Gateway District or Ordinance – Planned Residential Development – Traditional Neighborhood Development (TND) p – Transit Oriented Development• Rural Strategy – C Conservation D l ti Development t – Context Sensitive Design Solutions – Rural Design Standards
  15. 15. http://www.co.lancaster.pa.us/toolbox/site/default.asp
  16. 16. Planning and Design: A Philadelphia Example
  17. 17. GreenPlan Philadelphia Framework p
  18. 18. Green Street Design (Before) g ( )
  19. 19. Green Street Design (After) g ( )
  20. 20. GreenPlan Philadelphia Framework p
  21. 21. Green Homes Design (Before) g ( )
  22. 22. Green Homes Design (After) g ( )
  23. 23. Green Industry Design (Before) y g ( )
  24. 24. Green Industry Design (After) y g ( )
  25. 25. Green Business Design (Before) g ( )
  26. 26. Green Business Design (After) g ( )
  27. 27. Closing Thoughts: Good Design and the Market g g g• Baby Boomers and Millennials: the two largest g generations in the nation’s history y – Baby Boomers: born between 1946 and 1964 – Millennials: born between 1977 and 1996, now surpass their parent s parent’s generation in size @ 80 million+• What are these generations looking for in places to live, work, work and play? – Smaller, more compact housing products – Walkable, urban places with amenities and things to do outside the home – Potential impacts of peak oil / rising energy costs• These trends are creating market opportunities for good design
  28. 28. Thank You!David Rouse, AICP, RLAdrouse@ph.wrtdesign.comdrouse@ph wrtdesign com Wallace Roberts & Todd, LLC 215-772-1465

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